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Popularity of Shared Workspaces Soars

Popularity of Shared Workspaces Soars

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — IGIS Asset Management Co. shared a report on Tuesday which analyzes the backdrop and prospects of office sharing in the Seoul Metropolitan Area. According to the report, office sharing accounts for 90 percent of service-oriented office leases in Seoul. Commercial office space is typically divided into general office and [...]

Seoul to Introduce New Taxi Design by 2022

Seoul to Introduce New Taxi Design by 2022

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to develop vehicles specially designed to serve as taxis, with the goal of introducing the new design by 2022. The city included in its four-year plan a new taxi design to better resemble the city with inclusive features, benchmarking Britain’s signature Black [...]

Satisfaction with Seoul’s Bicycle Sharing Program Reaches 94 pct

Satisfaction with Seoul’s Bicycle Sharing Program Reaches 94 pct

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a survey of 1,000 citizens over 19 years old from December 6 to 11 conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, 94.9 percent of respondents were satisfied with the city’s bicycle-sharing service. The satisfaction level has continued to rise, from 85.5 percent in the first half of 2016 [...]

Seoul Takes High-tech Approach to Help Disadvantaged Teens

Seoul Takes High-tech Approach to Help Disadvantaged Teens

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Female sanitary products will be distributed to those in need using KakaoTalk, a mobile messenger. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, in collaboration with Kakao Commerce Corp. and Yuhan-Kimberly Ltd., will be distributing free sanitary pads and other female products to 1,500 teenagers living in Seoul’s Gangseo District via KakaoTalk. The [...]

Seoul Citizens’ Debts Swell by 90 Trillion Won Over 7 Years: Report

Seoul Citizens’ Debts Swell by 90 Trillion Won Over 7 Years: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul citizens’ debt load has increased by 90 trillion won (US$79.9 billion) over a seven-year period starting in 2010, a municipal think tank said Friday, calling attention to the liabilities of marginal households. The Seoul Institute, affiliated with the Seoul Metropolitan Government, said in a report that six out [...]

Driving Restrictions for 400,000 Aged Vehicles During Fine Dust ‘Emergencies’

Driving Restrictions for 400,000 Aged Vehicles During Fine Dust ‘Emergencies’

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting this month, driving restrictions will be imposed on 400,000 aged vehicles in the Seoul Metropolitan Area when airborne concentrations of fine dust reach a critical level. Seoul announced new legislation that will restrict grade 5 emission vehicles once fine dust emergency measures are declared by the Seoul mayor. [...]